Forming United Emerging Leaders hosts annual leadership conference

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Forming United Emerging Leaders better known as FUEL held a leadership conference Thursday night geared towards young people at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont.  

FUEL said its goal is to drive economic growth by igniting the next generation of emerging community and business leaders in the state. FUEL provides educational information for both business and community perspectives generating conversations and connections.

Cost to attend the event was $10 per-person.  

“We just had Donna Hopkins give an incredible talk, talking about her story as an amputee, a cancer survivor, as a sports broadcaster, she’s just done some really amazing stuff. And so, she talked about her journey and the setbacks that she’s faced and kind of moving through those, and moving past those, and using those as building blocks to get to the next level, “ said Tim Liebrecht, Chairman of FUEL Now.  

There were several break-out sessions allowing attendees to learn about growing wealth, growing business, and growing while giving.

The purpose of the event is to educate the next generation of business and community leaders.  

“I think the key thing is to pick up things that you love to find out what it is that the community needs, what is the need there, and what you can offer the community. I talked a little bit today about faith, belief, and action. And most of the time, I talked about watering the seed as far as planting the seed, you have to lay the foundation first plant the seed, but if you don’t water the seed to see it grow nothing is going to happen.  

Hopkins stated that if you do not put action into in making a difference in your community moving things forward that nothing is going to happen. She also expressed that everyone has something that you can offer to your community. 

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